Substance abuse treatment helps individuals end their drug or alcohol abuse. Additionally, treatment takes place in multiple types of settings and varies in length. Furthermore, specific programs use different methods during rehab and recovery. Nevertheless, the goal of treatment is for lasting recovery and freedom from addiction relapse.

The Diagnosis You Need

One of the first steps in substance abuse treatment is gaining a diagnosis of addiction. Sometimes there are also co-occurring conditions of mental illness that require diagnosis. Doctors and other professionals determine if you suffer addiction through certain criteria, including:

  • Inability to stop using substances
  • Substance abuse causing failure to meet work, school, family or social obligations
  • Suffering withdrawal when trying to quit
  • Physical tolerance to your substance
  • Compulsive substance use, despite recognizing harmful consequences

If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, addiction is present and you need substance abuse treatment. You don’t have to meet all criteria, but one or more of these problems indicate you have a substance abuse problem.

Inpatient Substance Abuse TreatmentA woman learns about a substance abuse treatment center

There are multiple types of addiction treatment programs, known as “levels of care.” One such level of care is inpatient drug treatment. With inpatient treatment, you will champion your addiction while living at the actual facility where treatment takes place.

Inpatient rehab is the most comprehensive type of treatment. People with problems at home, lack of solid support, history of mental illness, or those with intense addiction problems are best treated in these programs. Here, you gain the focus and 24/7 support you need for the best chance of recovery.

At Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina, rehab treatment provides a mix of therapies, educational sessions and family therapy. Addiction therapy includes various formats, such as individual counseling and group therapy. In therapy, you learn about your addiction and your needs for a healthy recovery. Family counseling helps everyone hurt by the addiction, through relationship rebuilding and understanding.

Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Facilities use outpatient and intensive outpatient programs in various ways. At Crest View Recovery Center, intensive outpatient treatment follows rehab treatment for an additional four to six weeks of support and guidance. Unlike rehab treatment, where clients live at the facility, intensive outpatient takes place for a set number of hours each week. Clients return home after sessions and attend to work, school or family needs.

Intensive outpatient programs provide much of the same recovery services as inpatient rehab. However, clients are able to start living sober life in the community while maintaining the facility’s connection and support. Therapies continue, as in inpatient treatment, with less frequency.

Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina

At Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina, clients receive quality treatment for addiction in a reality therapy model. Moreover, reality therapy focuses on overall wellness of body, mind and spirit. In substance abuse treatment, men and women live in gender-specific homes for peer support.

Clients of CVRC progress through an array of on-site psychiatrist-led therapies throughout treatment. Furthermore, you also start rebuilding your life through educational sessions and practice in life skills and coping strategies. You’ll perform important daily tasks as you would at home, such as grocery shopping, budgeting and general home care. On weekends, you can bond with peers in recovery during social activities like bowling, mini-golf and movie outings.

Everyone at CVRC understands the important role of your family. In addition, families become heavily involved in recovery treatment to rebuild relationships and grow stronger. Acupuncture treatment, yoga classes, meditation, dietary counseling and addiction therapy round out the program of complete wellness.

Levels of care at Crest View Recovery Center include:

If you or someone you love suffers addiction and wants lasting recovery, Crest View Recovery Center is here to help. Call us today at 866.327.2505 for program information.